Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying Report - Long Beach

April 14, 2018


Track:       Streets of Long Beach
Race:         Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Date:         April 14, 2018

No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden

Position:            6th   
Time:                  1:07.1922 sec
Speed:                105.441 mph

No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power

Position:           2nd
Time:                  1:06.9054 sec
Speed:                105.893 mph

No. 22 DXC Technology Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud

Position:            3rd
Time:                  1:06.9107 sec
Speed:                105.884 mph

Fastest Time:    1:06.5528 second (No. 27 Alexander Rossi)


Will Power survived a slight scrape against the wall with his No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet at Long Beach to qualify second for Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.  All three Team Penske drivers – Power, Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden – qualified for the Firestone Fast Six with quick times in each of the first two rounds.  Power then went out and set the fastest time early in the final six minute session, but was bumped off the pole late by Alexander Rossi.  Pagenaud and the No. 22 DXC Technology Dallara/Chevrolet was able to put down a lap fast enough for third just as time expired.  Newgarden, last week's winner at Phoenix, also brushed the wall with his No. 1 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet during the final session and ended up sixth for Sunday's race.


Live coverage of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will air live on NBCSN on Sunday, April 15 at 4 p.m. ET.